Members / Officers

Bob Hoffmann – President – Fundraising

Retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1996 as a Brigadier General after serving over 28 years on active duty then worked for a British Security Firm as well as a couple of defense contractors in the Northern Virginia area until 2010. Has been a property owner since 2002 and full time resident since 2010. He is currently semi-retired and lives off Boy Scout Road with his wife Julia and two cats. He is the immediate Past President of the Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake (2013-2018), served as the Deep Creek Lake Property Owners Association representative to the Deep Creek Lake Policy Review Board, is a member of the Garrett County Board of Zoning Appeals, and served as a member of the Deep Creek Lake Watershed Management Plan Steering Group.

Sandy Bello – Vice President – Acting Treasurer

As a local real estate agent, Sandy knows the economic impact and importance of the Deek Creek Watershed. After owning and operating several retail stores in the Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C., area for more than 13 years, Sandy moved to the Deep Creek Lake area and began her new life in this beautiful community. She served on the Oakland Golf Club Board for 8 years and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Tanglewood HOA and the Oakland Women’s Golf Association. She brings an extensive background of accounting experience and passion for business and community.

Douglas Mohler

Doug has enjoyed a long career in senior sales management for domestic and international beverage companies, requiring extensive travel abroad. Prior to his retirement, Doug was the Vice President/ General Manager of a 50-truck contracting company in the metro Baltimore-Washington area. Throughout his career, Doug was very active in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, serving as a Division Captain. Doug’s first job after graduating from the University of Maryland was managing a restaurant/bar at Deep Creek Lake, (1970-1971). After owning a vacation home at Deep Creek since 2001, he and his wife, Gisele, moved from Annapolis in 2015 to live full time on the Lake.

Morgan France – Director of Projects

Property owner on Deep Creek since 1968 who has lived on the lake at 729 Chadderton School Road since 1987. Retired land surveyor and professional engineer. In private practice since 1974, and a vice president of Century Engineering, Inc. from 2000 to 2011. Member of the board of directors of the Oakland B & O Museum and the Property Owners Association, and founding member of the SPORE group, the Monday old folks meeting at Brenda’s, and worked on the Water Levels Subcommittee for the Water Shed Management Plan.

Carolyn Sheaffer

Carolyn Sheaffer has been a resident of Garrett County since 1995. After a long career in the health care field she is now the owner/operator of the Pilates Clinic in McHenry. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from University of Maryland and has practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is married and has three children and five grandchildren. Carolyn is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys boating, stand up paddle boarding, and biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. She and her husband have enjoyed the Deep Creek Watershed and Deep Creek Lake since moving here and she is committed to doing what she can to preserve and protect these beautiful resources for generations to come. She also is an organic vegetable gardener.

Toni McDermott

Toni has enjoyed a rewarding career contributing to the growth and success of multiple diverse IT governance, portfolio, project, and program management efforts at Marriott International, Kalibri Labs, and The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a mid-size nonprofit company. Prior to her retirement, Toni had over 30 years of experience leading successful enterprise-wide technology deployment and large-scale business change efforts, developing plans, and building strategies for increasing effectiveness and efficiency while delivering demonstrated value. Toni graduated from Gettysburg College, and holds certifications in Prosci Change Management, IT Infrastructure Library Foundations (ITIL) and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF). After vacationing at Deep Creek Lake since 1980, Toni and her husband, Geoffrey, purchased their retirement home on Turkey Neck Road in 2017. Toni and Geoffrey enjoy all four seasons in the Deep Creek area and are frequently visited by their two sons, Christopher (Frederick, MD) and Daniel (Ellicott City, MD).

Foundation Advisors

David Myerberg, MD, JD

Dr. Myerberg is the Principal at Myerberg Law, PLLC, a firm that consults on medical malpractice cases. He transitioned in 2014 from Jackson Kelly, PLLC, a regional defense law firm, after being a member for 10 years. He received his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and practiced medicine for 19 years from 1973 to 1992 before attending law school at West Virginia University. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. He has owned a house at Deep Creek Lake since 1986. From 2010 to 2015 he was Chair of the Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board and in 2013-14 he was Chair of the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan Steering Committee. He has four children and eight grandchildren and hopes that they will always enjoy the lake and the watershed.

Nina Beitzel

After transitioning to Deep Creek Lake with her husband, who is native to the area, Nina fell completely in love with Garrett County. She is a full time real estate agent with Railey Realty and has an intense passion for working with and helping others. Nina also teaches group exercise classes at Deep Creek Fitness and is an exercise content developer for an online personal training company, Complete Physique. With a B.S. degree from West Virginia University, Nina is currently pursuing her MBA, and she has become very involved in the local community. She, her husband, Max and daughter, Allie currently reside in the Mc Henry area and take full advantage of all that the watershed has to offer.

Pat Franc

Born in Oakland and spent his summers in Garrett County where many of his family roots run deep. Attended school in both Pittsburgh (elementary/ secondary) and Baltimore (Bachelor of Arts, Loyola College). Work career in numerous global senior executive positions in both the plastics and aluminum industries, most recently (2015) retiring as CEO and President of Tri-Arrows Aluminum (Louisville, Kentucky). Pat previously served on numerous industry and civic boards. He and his wife Barb have three grown children and three grandchildren. They now reside full time in their Oakland home near the Youghiogheny River.

Ashley Bodkins

Ashley grew up on a dairy farm in nearby Preston County. She has an Associates of Arts from Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from West Virginia University. During her career, she has written Nutrient Management Plans in West Virginia and Maryland and has worked with landowners to preserve their farmland through the Federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program. She currently works for University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County as a Senior Agent specializing in Home Horticulture Education and Maryland Master Gardener Program. Ashley, her husband Josh, and daughter Abigail raise beef steers and grow fresh vegetable produce on their family farm.

Steve Green

Steve became a ski instructor at Wisp Resort while a student at the University of Maryland. He quickly figured out Garrett County was the place for him. In 1991 he bought into High Mountain Sports and today is the sole owner. Steve is a founder and current Treasurer of Garrett Trails, has been on the Garrett County Chamber Board of Directors and has served as the President. He is also an Assistant Scoutmaster with Oakland Troop 22. Steve also served on the Deep Creek Lake Watershed Plan Steering Committee, is a currently serving on the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and the Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission. In his spare time Steve enjoys running, swimming, biking, and playing with his dogs.

Steve Bortz

Steve and his wife Amy have been property owners in the Deep Creek Lake Area since 2010 and moved here from Baltimore full time in 2012. Steve most recently joined Garrett County Habitat for Humanity in February 2019 as the Executive Director. Prior to that he served as the Garrett Regional Medical Center Vice President of Foundation with responsibilities including Major Giving, Special Events and Capital Campaigns. Prior to joining the hospital Steve served as Chief Operating Officer for the Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America serving 50,000 families in Central Maryland and managing all aspects of finance and operations. He is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland and holds Non Profit Executive Director and Development Certifications from Murray State University.

Kristin Skeweris

Kristin is a Garrett County native who grew up with a special appreciation for the natural beauty and opportunity offered in this beautiful area. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2014 with a degree in Print Journalism and a minor in Communications. Since graduation, Kristin has been working for Railey Realty serving as their Media & Marketing Director. In her free time, you can catch her with a camera in her hand capturing the sunrise, at the barn spending time with her horse, or 100 pages into a good book.

Patty Mash

Patty Mash has had a long association with Deep Creek Lake. Years ago, she began coming to the area with her uncle who owned a home on Beckman’s Peninsula. She fell in love with the area and the Lake. In 1979 Patty moved to Garrett County. She taught for a short time in the local schools. She was sales director for the former Village Inn (now Wisp Resort) doing all their public relations, promotions and tourism development. She is retired from Maryland Department of Natural Resources where she worked as a Public Affairs Officer for Western Maryland in PR and marketing and as the Western Maryland DNR spokesperson. She also worked for the Maryland Tourism office at travel shows. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Wisp Unit owners. She has served on the Garrett County Arts Council Board and has been an elected member of the Chamber Board of Directors and has served two terms as their president.